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    • Excellent Sheep

    • The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
    • By: William Deresiewicz
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4 out of 5 stars 233

    Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • skip the book read the essay

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • A Jane Austen Education

    • How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
    • By: William Deresiewicz
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature. In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experiences to demonstrate the enduring power of Austen's teachings. Progressing from his days as an immature student to a happily married man, Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man's discovery of the world outside himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best books I've heard recently

    • By D. Littman on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $24.50